Category Archives: Finance

Holding business to account for learning outcomes – what are the risks?

With quality of education becoming recognized as a vital component of post-2015 development goals, measuring how much children are learning is high on the global agenda. The Learning Metrics Task Force recently brought together education experts to discuss how to … Continue reading

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Multilateral agencies should renew their commitment to basic education

The international community, and multilateral agencies in particular, have vast potential to mobilize financial resources to help fill the $26 billion annual funding gap for education, according to a new paper. Here Pauline Rose, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, and … Continue reading

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New partnerships are needed to improve learning worldwide

What do children and young people need to learn? And how can we measure what they have learned? For the last 18 months, the Learning Metrics Task Force has put these questions to experts and agencies worldwide. Tomorrow it presents … Continue reading

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Education invisible in the G8 communiqué

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Leaders at the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland this week made progress on many important issues including international trade agreements, tax systems, transparency and terrorism. It is extremely … Continue reading

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The G8 must renew its commitment to basic education worldwide

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Primary education is a fundamental building block of lives and livelihoods – and of wider development. But progress toward universal primary education has stagnated, there are still 57 … Continue reading

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Africa’s resource wealth could end illiteracy and build an educated middle class

By Caroline Kende-Robb, executive director of the Africa Progress Panel A new report from the Africa Progress Panel shows that mineral wealth could transform education in Sub-Saharan Africa, building on the findings of the 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring … Continue reading

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High-Level Panel post-2015 roadmap: Close, but still some way to go

By Pauline Rose, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report The just-released Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is to be commended for putting forward a clear roadmap for the way ahead. Feeding … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s elections highlight education challenges

By Nicole Comforto, EFA Global Monitoring Report The candidates in Pakistan’s election last week frequently cited quality education as one of their top priorities and committed to increase government spending on education, for good reason. Pakistan has the world’s second-highest … Continue reading

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Turning the ‘resource curse’ into a blessing for education

Maximizing the income from natural resources such as oil and minerals could provide an education to 86% out-of-school children and 42% of out-of-school adolescents in 17 developing countries, according to calculations by the EFA Global Monitoring Report team. Our new … Continue reading

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The urgency of reaching out-of-school children for economic and social development

Nicholas Burnett is managing director at Results for Development Institute, where he manages the Education portfolio. New analysis from the Results for Development Institute sheds light on the cost to countries’ economies from out-of-school children. Among the most alarming revelations … Continue reading

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